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Species Parallelia bistriaris - Maple Looper - Hodges#8727

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Parallelia
Species bistriaris (Maple Looper - Hodges#8727)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Parallélie de L’Erable - En français.… Ilze V-G.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parallelia bistriaris Hübner, 1818
Ascalapha bistra Hübner, 1808 (rejected nomenclature)
synonym Poaphila amplissima Walker, 1858
Phylogenetic sequence # 930961
Wingspan 3.3-4.3 cm.
Larvae to 35 mm. (1)
Dark brown, two parallel lighter lines, grey edge to forewing
Eastern North America. (2), (3), (4), (5)
Deciduous forests
Adults are most common from March-September. (5)
Larvae feed on a variety of trees, including birch, maples, walnut.
Maple (Acer rubrum). (1)
Life Cycle
Life cycle images:
larva; older larva; adult
Print References
Covell, plate 31 #21, p. 169. (6)